Lake Erie College’s customized MBA program in demand
College partners with FirstEnergy
The Lake Erie College Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is known for its customized course offerings and convenience. That is why the First Energy Corporation has partnered with Lake Erie to bring its program to the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.
Lake Erie College has experience in customizing MBA programs for the needs of various industries as it has on-site programs at Parker Hannifin Corp. and UniversityHospitals.
A unique 18-month schedule structure has been built around the plant’s operating schedule, accommodating the logistics of Perry’s refueling shutdown and its impact on employee work schedules. The program is designed to provide First Energy staff, many of whom have highly- technical backgrounds, with the general management tools and leadership skills critical to their career development and to the success of the company.
Courses are now underway, meeting two nights per week from 4:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m. One class is taken at a time in 12 five-week sessions.
Robert Trebar, dean of management studies, said, “Lake ErieCollege has been very successful at making high-quality graduate business education accessible and convenient for busy professionals, so much so that our MBA student enrollment has more than tripled since 2004.”
Trebar noted that with the addition of the First Energy program, the College now has strategic relationships with three of the largest employers in Ohio – a nationally-known healthcare system, a leading muti-national manufacturing company, and now, Northern Ohio's energy utility. “Our students and alumni see this development as a great vote of confidence in the quality and marketability of a Lake Erie MBA degree," Trebar said.